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Divorce is a confusing time, and child custody just makes it worse. Couples are not always aware of what custody arrangements are possible and which one is best considering their circumstances. Michigan recognizes a few different custody arrangements that couple can choose from to better suit the needs of your child.
When child custody is an issue, the most important thing to take into consideration is the well-being of a couple’s child or children. A parent’s wishes are relevant but not the most important factor to be considered.
Below are the common child custody arrangements recognized by Michigan:
If you are unsure what custody arrangement will work best for you and your child, USAttorneys recommends you speak with child custody lawyer in Michigan and have them explain the differences.
Michigan’s family courts prefer to award parents joint custody, but they are primarily concerned with ensuring that best interests of the child take precedence. That sometimes means judges may award one sole parent custody and can even deny one parent visitation if they have been physical, sexually or verbally abusive or pose another danger.
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